1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sunday, December 4, 2016
The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home
40 Vandeventer Ave.
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Obituary of Susan Rabinaw
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Susan Rabinaw, Ph.D., formerly of Princeton and Lawrenceville, passed away at the age of 72 on Sunday, November 27, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Rabinaw and her daughter, Jamie Moskowitz. After the devastating, sudden loss of her son Andrew in 1986, Susan sought to channel her grief into helping others. Thus began her educational journey to become a Social Worker and Psychotherapist, commencing at Mercer County Community College, where she was selected to address her graduating class, and continuing at Rutgers University’s Douglas College where Susan received both her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Social Work, graduating Magna Cum Laude and having the honor of becoming a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Throughout her career, she provided compassionate care as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through her own private practice, located right in the heart of Nassau Street in Princeton, as well as Trinity Counseling Services in Princeton, and Catholic Charities in Hamilton and Burlington. She was living her dream to help others heal as they experienced their own struggles with grief and the full gamut of life’s obstacles. But aside from her iconoclastic drive to help others, she was a devoted mother and wife who overflowed with an impenetrable love for her family until the very end. Married for over 43 years to her husband and love-of-her-life, Herbert, they semi-retired in 2005 to Las Vegas, NV. In the midst of their adventurous transition to a new part of the Country, the ever-driven Susan was also pursuing her Ph.D., which she received from Northcentral University in 2006 at the age of 61. Susan was also a fiercely loyal friend and gifted artist who enjoyed traveling with her family, listening to music , reading, and logic puzzles. She was also a living culinary divining rod, able to find the best restaurant in an unfamiliar (usually foreign) city using intuition alone. She was an incredible person on every level and her loss is a truly palpable one. A memorial for Susan will be held on Sunday, December 4th at 1 p.m. at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home in Princeton. While flowers are appreciated, her family asks that all those who are interested consider making a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association in her name, which can be done by accessing the following link: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions;jsessionid=2CE6F7495900B3757EC8FAA0AEFAB149.app234a?pg=fund&fr_id=1060&pxfid=382228
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